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A More Perfect Union?

Watch this video on YouTube Demonstrators shouting in the streets. Chaos in the government. Politicians leaving the capitol. No, this isn’t the Middle East. I’m talking about Wisconsin and Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to reduce the bargaining...

Healthcare Tax Credit Unusable By Most Business

Only a small number of employers will benefit from the ballyhooed 35% tax credit for employers who pay for at least 50% of their employees’ health insurance.  The credit is available for employers with under 10 employees and average wages of under $25,000.  ...

Scaring Your Brain Into Saving for Retirement

Watch this video on YouTube Do you need motivation to help you save for retirement? Here’s a suggestion: try living for a month on nothing but your projected Social Security check. The reason this might work lies within the human brain. There’s a big...

Planning Perspectives Newsletter

The National Association of Personal Financial Planners distributes a bi-monthly newsletter for consumers.  This month the articles include:  Stock Ratings, For What They’re Worth Comparing Mutual Funds and ETFs Medical Planning Could Lower Your Taxes Should...

Avoiding Retirement’s Dark Side

Watch this video on YouTube A recent online article in Financial Advisor magazine pointed out some disturbing factors that don’t quite support the “golden years” view of life after employment. The piece by Robert Laura, author of Naked Retirement,...